U. of Oregon in last place among comparable universities for grad rates

Matt Zalaznick's picture
Thursday, November 7, 2013

The University of Oregon trails all or nearly all similar large public research universities in key metrics, including student-professor ratios, faculty success at winning research grants, undergraduate graduation rates and awarding of graduate degrees, a new report says.

Who issued the colorful report, "Benchmarking the University of Oregon," that highlights the university's basement-level standings in glaring detail? The University of Oregon's interim provost, Scott Coltrane.

Coltrane said his motives included doing as President Michael Gottfredson asked, giving an accurate portrait of where UO stands compared with the nation's best public universities and making a case that the Oregon Legislature and private donors should step up to bolster UO.

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